Holiday Menu

magret duck wtih orange sauce in France

I know, you’ve had it planned for weeks. But what if you haven’t?  Holidays include many serendipitous moments, when friends call unexpectedly, family plans change to include or lose one or two, a few kilos of scallops arrive on the doorstep and an unexpected celebration ensues.  Or maybe you’ve simply been too busy to sit […]

Rabbit in all its Splendor

rabbit on the grill, with herbs and bacon

The biggest hurdle?  Peter Rabbit, that wily, lovable blue-jacketed character created by naturalist and author Beatrix Potter.  Who couldn’t love him?  Who could eat his relatives? Most recipes for rabbit come from the farm – hearty yet delicate, simple and laden with flavor.  As it happens, the French can eat his relatives and do, all […]

Dukkah

Fennel, hazelnuts, paprika, fleur de sel, black pepper, freshly ground

  Toasty. Crunchy.  Spicy.  Simple. Exotic. That’s dukkah, the Middle Eastern blend of toasted nuts and spices that makes people stop in their track to ask “What IS this gorgeous mixture?” I discovered dukkah when I was working on Nuts in the Kitchen, where it is part of the recipe collection. My cooking students had […]